Everyone is coming out with a Mock Draft, as the Draft is tomorrow. However, I have worked on this mock for a while. Unlike most people I let a lot of the talk finish, let free agency happen, and let pro-days happen. Might get some flack for this, but let me know what you think.
1 1 1 Houston Jadaveon Clowney, Defensive End, South Carolina
Clowney is combination of speed and explosiveness which only comes around once a decade.. Pairing him with J.J. Watt gives Houston a juggernaut pass rush.
1 2 2 St. Louis Greg Robinson, Tackle, Auburn
Jake Long is coming off of an injury, and protecting Sam Bradford is a priority. The last time they selected a Tackle, No. 2 it turned out horrible, but Robinson is one the best players in the entire draft.
1 3 3 Jacksonville Khalil Mack, Linebacker, Buffalo
Gus Bradley has won his players and many people in the media. Bradley is building something in Jacksonville, so there is no need to reach for a quarterback here. Mack is a dominant pass rusher to utilize against the division rival Colts who have Andrew Luck.
1 4 4 Cleveland Teddy Bridgewater, Quarterback, Louisville
Bridgewater has taken a lot of heat in this pre-draft process. However, his game tape shows him as the best quarterback available. The Browns need a quarterback and should grab the best one rather then wait for the end of the first like they did when they selected Brandan Weeden and Brady Quinn.
1 5 5 Oakland Sammy Watkins, Receiver, Clemson
Watkins is the most pro-ready receiver in a deep class. The Raiders desperately need playmakers, so why not get the best? He complements the rest of the receiving corps and gives Schaub plenty of throwing options
1 6 6 Atlanta Jake Matthews, Tackle, Texas A&M
No pass rushers fall to Atlanta, so they grab the best player available. Protecting Matt Ryan is critical, and Matthews has a lot of potential.
1 7 7 Tampa Bay Mike Evans, Receiver, Texas A&M
Why not pair two large and dominate recievers, with Vincent Jackson and Evans. Evans can do everything with his size and speed, so he is the best player available.
1 8 8 Minnesota Derek Carr, Quarterback, Fresno St.
This might be high for Carr, but he has one of the biggest arms out of all the quarterbacks. The Vikings need a quarterback, and Carr will benefit from a season learning with Matt Cassell.
1 9 9 Buffalo Eric Ebron, Tight End, North Carolina
Ebron is freak at tight end. E.J Manuel needs as many weapons as possible. May be too high for Ebron, but the best receivers are already taken
1 10 10 Detroit Taylor Lewan, Tackle, Michigan
The local kid, and best player available. Lewan is nasty and should fit nicely for the lions.
1 11 11 Tennessee Justin Gilbert, Corner, Oklahoma St.
They lost Alterraun Verner who was their pro-bowl cornerback. Gilbert is the consensus top corner and if he is available the Titans should not think twice.
1 12 12 New York Giants Aaron Donald, Defensive Tackle, Pittsburg
Giants get an achor for their defensive line after losing Justin Tuck and Linvai Joseph to free agency. This makes sense for the Giants and for Donald
1 13 13 St. Louis Calvin Pryor, Safety, Louisville
The Rams need help in the secondary, and Pryor has the highest ceiling of the top Safeties. HaHa Clinton may be the most pro-ready safety, but Pryor could wind up with the better career.
1 14 14 Chicago C.J. Mosley, Linebacker, Alabama
The Bears’ defense is transitioning into a new era, so Mosley can be the face for years to come.He is a smart and physical linebacker, which is something the Bears have always coveted.
1 15 15 Pittsburgh Anthony Barr, Linebacker, UC Los Angeles
Pittsburgh loves pass rushers, and landing one with as much upside as Barr is too much to pass up. He would be a nice scheme fit, and an immediate pass rushing threat.
1 16 16 Dallas HaHa Clinton, Safety, Alabama
The Cowboys have needed a safety the past few season. Clinton in the mid round is solid value, and he has enough experience to contribute from day one.
1 17 17 Baltimore Zach Martin, Tackle, Notre Dame
Baltimore is a tough selection. Having lost Michael Ohr in free agency, Martin is a pro ready right tackle or guard for a team that needs help opening lanes in the running game.
1 18 18 New York Jets Odell Beckham Jr. Receiver, Louisiana State
Beckham does a lot on the field for an offense and special teams. Whoever is quarterback needs more weapons. Beckham adds some much needed explosion to the Jets offense.
1 19 19 Miami Timmy Jernigan, Defensive Tackle Florida State
From their own backyard, they snag a big and athletic nose tackle. This may be high for the Jernigan, but he is coming off a dominate year and national championship.
1 20 20 Arizona Blake Bortes, QB, Arizona
Great news for Arizona. A big body and big arm quarterback falls into their lap. Bortes is a raw prospect, but the Cardinals can give him a year or two to learn the ropes of the NFL.
1 21 21 Green Bay Ra’ Shede Hageamon, Defensive Tackle, Minnesota
Green Bay desperately needs athletes on defense, and he is a monster. Hagemon’s value falls all over the place, but his potential is too much for Green Bay to pass up, here.
1 22 22 Philadelphia Brandin Cooks, Receiver, Oklahoma State
The Eagles need a receiver, since they let go of Desean Jackson, Chip Kelly loves speed and Cooks is a speedster who can plays anywhere on the field. Eagles go out and get a guy who can make an immediate impact, despite the depth at receiver in the class.
1 23 23 Kansas City Marqis Lee, Receiver, Southern California
The Knock on Marqis Lee is he does not dominate any one aspect of the game. His hands may be shakey at times, but he can make plays on special teams and on offense. Lee will thrive in the number two role across from Dwayne Bowe.
1 24 24 Cincinnati Kyle Fuller, Corner Back, Virginia Tech,
Fuller has the most potential of the corners remaining. The Bengals need some youth in their secondary, and Fuller should have time to learn.
1 25 25 San Diego Brandon Roby, Corner Back, Ohio State
Roby comes with some off-field issues, but has flashed dominance at times. San Diego desperately needs a corner and Robys potential is too much to pass.
1 26 26 Cleveland Darqueze Dennard, Corner Back, Michigan State
Dennard is knocked for not having a high ceiling at the next level. Combined with limited athletic abilities, there are questions about him relying too much on physical play. In this spot though he can be Joe Hayden’s counterpart.
1 27 27 New Orleans Dee Ford, Defensive End, Auburn
If Dee Ford can do any one thing it is rush the quarterback. New Orleans needs a pass rusher, even if there are questions about Ford’s size.
1 28 28 Carolina Morgan Moses, Offensive Tackle, Virginia Tech
Carolina’s most noted subtraction is Steve Smith, but they also lost their pro bowl left tackle. Moses has the skills to be a dominant offensive linemen, and Cam Newton could use the help.
1 29 29 New England Louis Nixx III
30 San Francisco Jason Verrett, Cornerback, Texas Christian
Verrett may be undersized but his game tape doesn’t tell that. He is a value for the nickel corner, and the niners needed a corner after Carlos Rodgers left. Despite his under six foot frame, Verrett competes and the niners will like that.
1 31 31 Denver Ryan Shazier, Linebacker, Ohio State
Shakier had a highly decorated career in college. His run instincts would be a great addition to defense poised for a playoff run.
1 32 32 Seattle Kony Ealy, Defensive End, Missouri
Seattle lost many components of their pass-rush to free agency. It should be their top priority, and they should be happy to grab Ealy who is a well-rounded football player.
2 1 33 Houston Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M
Everyone talks about Manziel being the next Drew Brees or Russell Wilson. Yet, those guys were not drafted in the top of the draft. Manziel shouldn’t be either, so the top of the second round is great value.
2 2 34 Washington Jimmy Ward Safety, Northern Illinois
2 3 35 Cleveland Davonte Adams, Reciever, Fresno State
2 4 36 Oakland Kyle Van Noy, linebacker, BIrmingham Young
2 5 37 Atlanta Demarcus Lawrence, Linebacker, Boise State
2 6 38 Tampa Bay Jawuan James, Tackle, Tennessee
2 7 39 Jacksonville Zach Metternberger, Quarterback, Louisiana State
2 8 40 Minnesota Xavier Su’a Fila, Offensive Guard, UC Los Angeles
2 9 41 Buffalo Cyrus Kouandijio, Tackle, Alabama
2 10 42 Tennessee Jeremy Hill, Running Back, Louisiana State
2 11 43 N.Y. Giants Allen Robinson, Reciever, Penn State
2 12 44 St. Louis Kelvin Benjamin, Wide Reciever, Florida State
2 13 45 Detroit Jace Amaro, Tight End, Texas A&M
2 14 46 Pittsburgh Donte Moncrief, Reciever, Ole Miss
2 15 47 Dallas Scott Chrinton, Defensive End, Oregen State
2 16 48 Baltimore Cody Latimor, Reciever, Indiana
2 17 49 N.Y. Jets Joel Bitinio, Guard, Nevada
2 18 50 Miami Jack Mewhort, Tackle, Ohio State
2 19 51 Chicago Phillip Gaines, Cornerback, Rice
2 20 52 Arizona Deone Buchanon, Safety, Washington State
2 21 53 Green Bay Austin Sefred Jenkins,Tight end, Washington
2 22 54 Philadelphia Stephon Tuitt, Defensive Tackle, Notre Dame
2 23 55 Cincinnati Cameron Flemming, Offensive Tackle, Stanford
2 24 56 San Francisco from K.c. Dominique Easley, Defensive Tackle, Flordida
2 25 57 San Diego Jeremiah Attaochu, Linebacker, Georgia Tech
2 26 58 New Orleans Weston Richburg, Center, Colorado State
2 27 59 Indianapolis Carl Bradford, Linebacker, Arizona State
2 28 60 Carolina Martavis Murphy, Reciever, Clemson
2 29 61 San Francisco Marcus Martin, Center, USC
2 30 62 New England Jordan Matthews, Wide Reciever, Vanderbilt
31 63 Denver Charles Simms, Running Back, West Virginia
2 32 64 Seattle Marcus Smith, Defensive End, Louisville
3 1 65 Houston Tre Mason, Running Back, Auburn
3 2 66 Washington Chris Smith, Defensive End, Arkansas
3 3 67 Oakland Will Sutton, Defensive Tackle, Arizona State
3 4 68 Atlanta Troy Niklas, tight end, Notre Dame
3 5 69 Tampa Bay Gabe Jackson, Guard, Mississippi State
3 6 70 Jacksonville Bishop Sankey, Running Back, Washington
3 7 71 Cleveland Kareem Martin, Defensive End, North Carolina
3 8 72 Minnesota Vereen Brock, Safety, Minnesota
3 9 73 Buffalo Jarvis Landry, Reciever, Louisiana State
3 10 74 N.Y. Giants Carlos Hyde, Running. Back, Ohio State
3 11 75 St. Louis A.J Mccarron, Quarterback, Alabama
3 12 76 Detroit Keith McGill, Cornerback, Utah
3 13 77 San Francisco from Tennessee Stanley-Jean Baptiste, Corner, Nebraska
3 14 78 Dallas Paul Richardson,Reciever, Colorado
3 15 79 Baltimore Terrence Brooks, Safety, Florida State
3 16 80 N.Y. Jets Dion Bailey, Safety, Southern California
3 17 81 Miami Ego Ferguson, Defensive Tackle, Louisiana State
3 18 82 Chicago George Uko, Defensive Tackle, Southern California
3 19 83 Cleveland from Pittsburgh Chris Boreland, linebacker, Wisconsin
3 20 84 Arizona Bruce Ellington, Receiver, South Carolina
3 21 85 Green Bay Jared Abbredis, Receiver, Wisconsin
3 22 86 Philadelphia Christian Kirskey, Linebacker, Missouri
3 23 87 Kansas City Dakota Dozier, Guard, Furman
3 24 88 Cincinnati Trent Murphy, Defensive End, Stanford
3 25 89 San Diego DaQuan Jones, Defensive Tackle, Penn State
3 26 90 Indianapolis Brandon Coleman, Receiver, Louisville
3 27 91 New Orleans Marcus Roberson, CornerBack, Florida
3 28 92 Carolina Jaylen Watkins, Cornerback, Florida
3 29 93 New England Travis Swanson, center, Arkansas
3 30 94 San Francisco Telvin Smith, Linebacker, Safety, Southern California
3 31 95 Denver David Yankey, Guard Stanford
3 32 96 Minnesota from Seattle Bashaud Breeland, cornerback, Clemson
3 33 97 Pittsburgh compensatory pick Pierre Desir, cornerback, Lidenwood
3 34 98 Green Bay compensatory pick Craig. Loston Safety, Louisiana
3 35 99 Baltimore compensatory pick Lashead Seastrunk, running back, Baylor
3 36 100 San Francisco compensatory pick Jimmy Garoppolo,